News reports

National and international developments in cancer, health and policy. Produced in collaboration with the Press Association unless otherwise stated.

Two lung cancer drugs approved and one rejected for NHS Scotland

Two lung cancer drugs have been made available through NHS Scotland while another drug has been rejected.

CAR T cell immunotherapy now available through NHS Scotland for some adults with lymphoma

A personalised immunotherapy treatment will now be available in Scotland for some adults living with an aggressive form of lymphoma.

New treatment option for certain leukaemia patients in Scotland

A targeted combination treatment for patients with a specific type of blood cancer will soon be available on the NHS in Scotland.

Advanced ovarian cancer drug gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

A targeted drug with potential to slow the progress of ovarian cancer has been rejected for use on the NHS in England.

Makeup of bacteria in pancreatic tumours linked to survival

US researchers have found a link between the makeup of bacteria in the tumours of people with pancreatic cancer and how long they live.

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